Today was Josie's first day of Kindy (preschool for those of you in the States). Due to a wonderful arrangement at Sophie's new Kindy, they allow younger siblings to come two mornings a week to the session with their older sibling rather than making them take the afternoon class.
Josie was excited and a little anxious it seemed. Sophie was bouncing off the walls. She couldn't wait to have her sister at her Kindy!
Jake stayed home so we could all go in together. Josie settled right in as she's been to the school before when we were helping Sophie settle in. We observed her from near by and were amazed at how much we can let go now that her seizures are under control. She hung out in the play kitchen for a bit then decided to do some painting. Then she was off to the outdoors and straight to the woodworking bench. This is something I cannot believe I've become accustomed to here. It's a full on workbench with nails, hammers, drills, vices etc. that the kids are allowed to make things at. Josie's teacher Mavis sensed we were nervous Nellies and stepped in to assist Josie with the hammering. Here's and action shot and a finished product shot. And yes, that is a power drill that Josie operated all by herself.
After that, Jake and I decided to head out and test the waters to see how Josie did without us there. We had to round both of them up to say goodbye. Josie just said "Bye" and turned around to go find something else to do. I dragged her back and made her give me a hug. I know she might not, but I need it!
Then, I got to experience this.
Back off ladies! I've been waiting 4 years to have a quiet coffee out with my hubby.
I headed back to get Josie 45 minutes early. She was an absolute mess. I mean, this kid had obviously been into every single dirty thing she could find. Her hair was falling out, she had new, dirty pants on, paint on her coat, snot on her face, dirt pressed into her forehead, I-don't-know-what on her shirt sleeves. And she was absolutely confident and sure of herself. She was happy I was there but kept right on doing what she was doing.